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Over the next three weeks, Monday June 8th - Thursday June 25th we have the opportunity to mobilize around specific demands to revise the city’s budget by divesting from the excessive police budget and investing in community and health services.
June 11th at 6:00 PM City Council voted on the ordinance, “Breonna’s Law”. This will be followed by the opportunity to make amendments to our city budget on June 23rd and 24th. At the Metro Council meeting June 25th they will issue a final vote to approve the budget. We must share how we want to see the budget amended with council members and the greater public and what commitments we want to see to continue divestment. We want to see our divestment strategy proposed in the amendments that Bill Hollander takes to the Budget Committee on June 23rd and 24th.
Divestment must continue until there is no longer a police budget but, instead, full investment into our community needs. Until the LMPD budget is fully defunded, we also demand a civilian oversight board utilized to inform Metro Council about the impact any changes stand to make in our communities.